Archive for October, 2012

How to buy art at auction.

Oct 26th, 2012 | By

A Renoir sells at Christie’s. Orlando Rock, deputy chairman of Christie’s, offered up a detailed guide on how to buy art at auction published in an interview with John O’Ceallaigh in this week’s Telegraph newspaper.  Although doubling as a piece of PR for Christie’s, Rock has done his time at Christie’s, was for many years
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A new museum for Moscow devoted to Russian Realism

Oct 11th, 2012 | By

A new museum devoted solely to Russian and Soviet realist art from the 20th and 21st centuries has opened in Moscow,  The IRRA or Institute of Russian Realist Art. The institute has been put together by Russian businessman and billionaire Alexei Ananyev, who began collecting Russian realist paintings in 2001. Ananyev now has a collection of several thousand works, including
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